Revelation of John 2

Message to Ephesus

1To the angel of the church in a  Ephesus write:

The One who holds b  the seven stars in His right hand, the One who walks
Lit in the middle of
d  among the seven golden lampstands, says this:

2e  I know your deeds and your toil and
Or steadfastness
perseverance, and that you cannot tolerate evil men, and you g  put to the test those who call themselves h  apostles, and they are not, and you found them to be false;
3and you have
V 2, note 1
perseverance and have endured j  for My name’s sake, and have not grown weary.
4But I have this against you, that you have k  left your first love. 5Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and l  repent and m  do the
Lit first deeds
deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your o  lampstand out of its placeunless you repent.
6Yet this you do have, that you hate the deeds of the p  Nicolaitans, which I also hate. 7q  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. r  To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of s  the tree of life which is in the t  Paradise of God.’

Message to Smyrna

8And to the angel of the church in u  Smyrna write:

v  The first and the last, who
Lit became
x  was dead, and has come to life, says this:

9I know your y  tribulation and your z  poverty (but you are aa  rich), and the blasphemy by those who ab  say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of ac  Satan. 10Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be ad  tested, and you will have tribulation ae  for ten days.
Or Prove yourself faithful
Be ag  faithful until death, and I will give you ah  the crown of life.
11ai  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. aj  He who overcomes will not be hurt by the ak  second death.’

Message to Pergamum

12And to the angel of the church in al  Pergamum write:

The One who has am  the sharp two-edged sword says this:

13I know where you dwell, where an  Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny ao  My faith even in the days of Antipas, My ap  witness, My aq  faithful one, who was killed among you, ar  where Satan dwells. 14‘But as  I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the at  teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, au  to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. 15So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the av  Nicolaitans. 16Therefore aw  repent; or else ax  I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with ay  the sword of My mouth. 17az  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. ba  To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden bb  manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a bc  new name written on the stone bd  which no one knows but he who receives it.’

Message to Thyatira

18And to the angel of the church in be  Thyatira write:

bf  The Son of God bg  who has
Lit His eyes
eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this:

19bi  I know your deeds, and your love and faith and service and
Or steadfastness
perseverance, and that your
Lit last deeds
deeds of late are greater than
Lit the first
at first.
20‘But bm  I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman bn  Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they bo  commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. 21bp  I gave her time to repent, and she bq  does not want to repent of her immorality. 22Behold, I will throw her
Lit into
on a bed of sickness, and those who bs  commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of
One early ms reads their
her deeds.
23And I will kill her children with
Lit death
pestilence, and all the churches will know that I am He who bv  searches the
Lit kidneys, i.e. inner man
minds and hearts; and bx  I will give to each one of you according to your deeds.
24But I say to you, the rest who are in by  Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the bz  deep things of Satan, as they call them— I ca  place no other burden on you. 25Nevertheless cb  what you have, hold fast cc  until I come. 26cd  He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds ce  until the end, cf  to him I will give authority over the
Or Gentiles
27and he shall
Lit shepherd
ci  rule them with a rod of iron cj  as the vessels of the potter are broken to pieces, as I also have received authority from My Father;
28and I will give him ck  the morning star. 29cl  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’
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